1) Can you help me find a location for my shoot?
Yup! Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. Please be sure to include your budget.
2) What is this blog about?
I work as a film location scout in New York City. My day is spent combing the streets for interesting and unique locations for feature films. I started this blog to document the interesting things I come across in my travels.
3) What is this blog not about?
This is not a blog documenting the behind-the-scenes action on the films I work on. I never post pictures of any location that is actively being considered for inclusion in a feature film, or a location I was granted special access to without permission.
4) Are you willing to be interviewed? Would you write an article for an outside publication? How about a speaking engagement?
5) Is there a map that would make it easier to find the places and things you’ve written about?
6) How do you become a location scout?
I’m not really sure – most scouts (including myself) seem to have just fallen into it by accident. I tell people that if they’re really interested and live in major cities, they should write to their local Mayor’s Office of Film/TV/Theater and ask for a list of productions shooting in the area. Get the fax numbers and send over a resume addressed to the Location Department asking for scouting work. Though you can mention your abilities as a photographer, it’s far more important to stress your knowledge of the city and your social skills. Most scouts work with point-and-click cameras.